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USB 3.0 camera recognized under the live boot (try Ubuntu) but not from HDD

Note: I asked the same question on Unix Exchange USB 3.0 camera recognized under the live boot (try Ubuntu) but not from HDD if any one think that it should be only in one site please let me know. I ...
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Webcam not detected

I have HP Pavillion dv6 running Ubuntu 16. The integrated webam is not working. I am unsure about the issue. When I run "cheese" in terminal, I get the following message: ** Message: cheese-...
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deleted grub file, how to fix? [on hold]

My webcam is not working so I looked up online for solution. In one answer something as below was given - Open your grub configuration file for editing as root: sudo nano /etc/default/grub Change ...
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16.04 No Driver for Integrated Webcam

I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 and my integrated webcam is no longer working. From what I can tell, it's completely missing a driver. Below are the results of lsusb -t. /: Bus 04.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=...
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Lenovo Ideapad 100 in-built camera not working

I have a lenovo Ideapad 100. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 recently and my in -built camera had stopped working. Cheese Software says no camera is detected. I have tried many methods on the Forum but ...
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How can I create a virtual camera/webcam device for a Qemu/KVM guest OS?

I host an Android_x86 VM in Qemu/KVM with the help of virt-manager on Ubuntu 16.04. My host notebook has a webcam and I would like to either directly pass it through to my KVM guest. It's internally ...
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Camera not recognized by Ubuntu 16.04

I have a lenovo X201 with dual boot. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 the webcam does not work in this partition (in Win environment this is fine). In cheese the given error is "Device not found". In ...
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Built in webcam not working in chrome (ubuntu 14.04)

I have an external webcam which works fine. When unplugged, the built in webcam doesn't work in chrome: hangouts, gotomeeting, etc. It is recognized but it displays a black screen. It does work in ...
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Webcam stream upside-down in Chromium, fine in Cheese [Ubuntu 14.10]

Title says it all. While video chatting in Chromium, the webcam stream is upside-down. However, it is correctly oriented when viewed in Cheese. The laptop in question is an Asus X52J, running Ubuntu ...
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Cheese says “There was an error playing video from the webcam” [duplicate]

In recent versions of Ubuntu and in some computers, Cheese keeps saying: There was an error playing video from the webcam A bug was reported in Launchpad, which has not been solved. The ...
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Built it camera problem

I hope someone can help me I have an Hp pavilion g7 1101-sa with Ubuntu 16.04, I have been doing lots of research trying to get my built in camera to work but it looks like Ubuntu doesn't want to ...
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How to fix inverted laptop webcam video

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 on an ASUS N61JQ laptop. When I use video call from viber or facebook (through chrome) my webcam feeds an inverted image. I am wondering how to fix it. Because two separate ...
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16.04 - lightdm - run command every login attempt and every account unlock

I need to make a picture with webcam at every login attempt. So i wrote a bash script, placed it in the /usr/local/bin/photo.sh But here is the question - I don't know how to run this script at every ...
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Webcam pc camera mini packing

In the version of Ubuntu 16.04LTS , this webcam stopped being recognized. I think the previous LTS releases the drive was video4linux ( V4L2 ) . By Synaptic , I saw that you have a package " webcam" ...
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web cam drive hp probook 6555b

novice to linux need help ref- webcam drive computer hp probook 6555b old machine-use software name cheese fault reads: no device found. I give laptops to the refuges coming to norway so the webcam ...
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Webcam broadcasts upside down

When I try to facebook video chat my image is broadcast upside down. Asus U81A-RX05 laptop with trusty tahr. It displays correctly in cheese. I tried getting libv4* but I can't find any of them in the ...
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How to use my android phone as a webcam, microphone and a speaker when video calling on skype?

I have Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS on my laptop. Its audio port and webcam are not working(damaged). I can't use Skype on my phone for video calling since since Skype can't use proxy settings on unrooted ...
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OBS on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS — OBS doesn't find webcam

I've installed OBS Studio on my 14.04 box on a Lenova Yoga. My audio inputs and my screen inputs work great. But when I select Video Capture Device (V4L2), there are no input devices available to add ...
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Ubuntu touch: webcams in firefox? Aquaris M10

I have an Aquaris M10 with Ubuntu Touch fresh-out-of-the-box (kind of) here, and I can't get any page with a webcam to show in firefox. Try out http://webqr.com to see. webqr reports an issue saying ...
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external webcam stopped working 14.04

It worked just fine and suddenly no video on Skype, black screen on cheese, etc. $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:0825 Logitech, Inc. Webcam C270 When I run lsmod I have this result >$ lsmod ...
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Cheese does not recognize Internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Cheese does not recognize internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Tried Cheese in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it works flawlessly. Tried executing cheese in the terminal and it displays this error: libv4l2: ...
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WebCam image is Fuzzy

I use a Samsung R519 Laptop with an integrated webcam (Webcam SCB-0320N). The image from the WebCam is fuzzy. How can I control the Webcam settings? . Version of Ubuntu Installed Version 16.04 LTS (...
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Webcam hasn't working on Ubuntu 16.04?

How can I do to solve this problem?
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Slideshow of Image Folder whose files increase

I am trying to stream video from my webcam to a series of images, process these images through a bash script that uses convert (imagemagick) and then output them to a folder. I have been successful ...
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Compiling Cheese from source, fails to compile

I am trying to install cheese from source, and Im not interested in finding a package, because I have source code changes I should like to apply, if I can get it to compile. I have libtool automake, ...
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How to use windows phone as a webcam in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to use windows phone rear camera as a webcam for my opencv app in Ubuntu. Is their any app or method?
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Logitech C720 Webcam microphone not working

I have a Logitech C720 Webcam with an integrated microphone. The webcam works perfectly, however the microphone does not. lsusb obviously detects the device, because the webcam works, and the device ...
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How to detect if my video camera enabled?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on HP Pavilion dvi6 and also I have built in video camera. It was working but I disabled it somehow, because it wasn't necessary. Now I want to enable it. But I can't ...
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Is there a way to make video the default in cheese?

I am trying to make it easier for my kid to make videos, she can never remember to set the recording mode to video, so I would like to make it the default. I have looked at the options in dconf-editor ...
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Integrated web camera stops working when I slightly move the laptop

When I am working with applications that use web camera (cheese, skype) It works fine. But if I slightly move the screen of my laptop It stops showing. After application restart web cam is working ...
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Cheese showing 'no device found' Thinkpad e450

I have recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad e450 and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. Everything works fine but the integrated webcam. Cheese shows no device found. Kindly help. Cheese screenshot: lsusb ...
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How to block input to webcam?

When I was running Windows 7 on my Lenovo machine there was a pre-installed Lenovo utility which would make it so that anyone trying to see what my webcam sees would instead see a still image of a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox: YouTube works, EarthCam.com doesn't

Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox Youtube - perfect, everything goes well. EarthCam.com - doesn't work. It seems like stop downloading page at the moment of start downloading flash. Some other pages with flashes ...
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Xorg repeatedly tried to add built-in webcam as keyboard

First time poster here. I'm having a problem with xorg and my laptop Dell Inspiron 15 7537 running Ubuntu 15.10. I'm not configuring the nvidia GT750M in my system so no nvidia stuff at all in my ...
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webcam not working at Asus Eeee PC 1001PX

Xubuntu 16.04 i386 Not in Skype or Cheese, screen with additional drivers show nothing for webcam. When at this netbook was Windows - webcam worked.
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Terminal/System Application way to list/detect webcam

How can I check if I have a webcam using either terminal or an existing application in Ubuntu? I am running Ubuntu through Virtual Box. My host has a webcam but Ubuntu cannot access/find it. So I ...
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device not found for webcam on Thinkpad E450 (ubuntu 16.04)

I am not able to make video call after installing ubuntu 16.04 on new thinkpad E450 LAPTOP. I am not sure what am i missing ? Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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iSight camera doesn't work in uBuntu 16.04

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook Pro retina late 2014. My mac also runs Mac OS X 10.11 but Ubuntu is primary OS. iSight camera doesn't work in ubuntu which caused me frustrated. I tried with ...
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ubuntu 16.04 doesn't recognize internal webcam in alienware m14x r2

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Alienware M14x R2 and ran Cheese or Skype to test the internal webcam but it doesn't show anything. On cheese it displays "There was an error playing video ...
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Ubuntu alternative to mac osx “Webcams” dashboard widget?

While I was running OSX I enjoyed the "Webcams" dashboard widget. https://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/webcams/webcams.html It consolidates a number of webcam images from Internet webcams into ...
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Improving Resolution With Logitech C920 Webcam While Using Cheese

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. While using Cheese, I can only get my webcam (Logitech C920) to function with Cheese while the resolution is set to 640x480. At any other setting, I get an error message and ...
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Cheese webcam app doesn't see webcam in 64-bit ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

When I run the Cheese app it shows nothing (see below) instead of picture from my webcam. However guvcview (a webcam viewer app) recognizes my webcam and I see the picture from it.
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How to install Kazam 1.5.3 on 16.04?

Months ago, I used to install Kazam 1.5.3 using these commands : $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/unstable-series $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install kazam python3-cairo python3-xlib ...
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Webcam listed in lsusb, detectied in cheese but not in eclipse

First, any advice would be greatly appreciated I use Logitech c170 on ubuntu 14.04 It is listed in lsusb and detected in cheese. It is detected in cheese but it displays half of the image and half ...
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Webcam won't capture video. Listed in lsusb & key is found in /proc/bus/input/devices/ but the device is not found in /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices

Not a resolution or permissions issue either. I'm not sure about the sigififance of it being listed under lsusb and /proc/.../devices but not /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices. For example, cheese won't ...
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Run PS2 eyetoy camera on ubuntu 14.04

What do I need to do to connect a Sony PS2 eyetoy camera to a Dell laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) or a Pandaboard (Ubuntu 12.04)?
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where can i find webcam SC-10HDD12636P driver for samsung laptop

Hi i have samsung laptop with micro media web cam SC-10HDD12636P i looked every where for driver but but no hope also i tried to click on VM >> removable devices >> micro media web cam SC-...
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Why does my webcam mess up like this?

Most of the time (but not always) when I am in a video call, the video has two sorts of overlay images, like in the examples below (cropped from original whole program window). One overlay is a ...
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How to make my camera on my MAC work in virtual box [duplicate]

I have a built in webcam on my Macbook Pro. I have a virtual box running Windows and also another running ubuntu on it. How can I get my built in camera to work in my Windows or Ubuntu VM? No, it is ...
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Ubuntu Webcam does not work on Google Hangouts or Skype

I installed my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows system. It's a ThinkPad E555 laptop. I just tried to use Skype and Google Hangouts today but could not get my built-in webcam to work. I would like ...